Zoo Names Newborn Penguin “Bowie”

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The world is still mourning the loss of one of the planets most influential musicians, David Bowie. His name will certainly live on in his music, but thanks to a zoo in the United States, his name will persist in a slightly differentway. Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio has just seen the birth of a 57-gram (2-ounce) baby penguin, and it hasdecided to name it Bowie, according to TIME magazine.

Hatched on January 8, the musician’s 69th birthday, the little critter was named before the man himself died, meaning that this tribute has taken on an unintended somberness. This fairy penguin, which is the smallest penguinspecies, is getting a top-quality musical education: The singers complete discography is being played as they hand-feed it every three hours.

At present, its not certain whether Bowie the penguin is male or female; zookeepers will run blood tests soon to solve this minor mystery.

Source: Array

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